Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching ProfessorAssociate Professor of Political ScienceDirector, Applied Politics Certificate Program

Curriculum Vitae

  • Ph.D., The Ohio State University 1996, Political Science
  • M.A., University of Georgia 1991, Political Science
  • A.B., Henry Grady School of Journalism, UGA 1987, Journalism
Areas of Expertise
  • Presidential nominations and elections
  • Media
Research Interests

Dr. Haynes’ research focuses on the nexus of candidate communication strategy and the news media within the context of presidential nomination campaigns. She is also interested in the innovative strategies of political parties and candidates as they work to adapt to new electoral environments as well as differences across partisans and their implications for behavior. As to teaching, she is interested in using “new media” in the classroom with the aim of producing an “interactive” learning environment that encourages continued learning outside the classroom.


  • Presidential Nominations
  • Elections and the Media


  • American Politics
  • American Political Parties
  • Social Welfare Politics
  • The Media and Politics.
Selected Publications

Journal Articles:

  • National Party Division and Divisive State Primaries in US Presidential Elections, 1948–2012
    Political Behavior, Volume 1: January 2016, pp 1-23 (with Paul Gurian, Nathan Burroughs, Lonna Atkeson and Damon Cann)
  • “Media and Presidential Nomination Campaigns: When Bad News Becomes Good News (or at least a little better).” 2008. American Review of Politics. 28: 343-359.
  • “Going Negative: Media Responses to Candidate Attacks.” Journal of Political Marketing, special edition, Volume 4: 1 & 2, (February 2006), (with Julianne F. Flowers and Jennifer Harman).
  • “The Calculus of Concession: Media Coverage and the Dynamics of
  • Winnowing in Presidential Nominations.” 2004. American Politics
  • Research, 32: 310-337 (with Paul-Henri Gurian, Michael F. Crespin, and Christopher Zorn).
  • “The Media, the Campaign and the Message.” 2003. American Journal of Political Science, 47: 259-273. (with Julianne F. Flowers and Michael Crespin).
  • “Georgia: Partisan Parity in the Peach State”, 2003. American Review of Politics, 24: 35-52. (with John Clark, Brad Lockerbie and Jason Seitz).
  • “News Norms and the Strategic Timing and Content of Candidate
  • Messages.” 2002. Journal of Political Marketing, 1: 1-21 (with
  • Julianne F. Flowers).
  • “Getting the Word Out Early: Candidate Messaging Strategy During the Invisible Primary”. 2002. Political Research Quarterly, 55(3): 633-52 (with Julianne F. Flowers).
  • “Attack Politics in Presidential Nomination Campaigns.” 1998. /Political Research Quarterly, Vol. 51, No. 3: pp. 691-721 (with Staci Rhine).
  • “Why Do the News Media Cover Certain Candidates More Than Others? The Antecedents of State and National News Coverage in the 1992 Presidential Nomination Campaign.” 1998. American Politics Quarterly, Vol. 26, No. 4: pp. 420-438 (with Sarah Murray).
  • “Presidential Campaigning at the Grassroots.” 1997. Journal of
  • Politics Vol. 59, No.4: pp. 1264-1275 (with Paul Allen Beck, Russell J. Dalton, and Robert Huckfeldt).
  • “The Role of Candidate Spending in Presidential Nomination Campaigns.” 1997. Journal of Politics Vol. 59, No.1: pp. 213-25. (with Paul-Henri Gurian and Steve Nichols)
  • “Campaign Strategy in Presidential Primaries: 1976-1988” 1993. /American Journal of Political Science Vol. 37, No. 1: pp. 335-341. (with Paul-Henri Gurian)
  • Invited Articles and Book Chapters
  • “Going Negative” in Wayne Steger, Mark Wrighton and Sean Kelly, eds., Campaigns and Political Marketing, 2006. Haworth Press. (with Julianne F. Flowers and Jennifer Harman).
  • “Presidential Nominations: Toward 2004.” 2003.P.S. Vol. 36, No. 2 (with Paul-Henri Gurian)
  • “The 2000 Presidential Nomination Process” in Robert P. Steed, ed. The 2000 Presidential Election in the South. 2001. Greenwood Publishing (with John Clark).
  • “Local Party Organizations and Presidential Politics, in Comparative
  • Political Parties and Party Elites: Essays in Honor of Samuel J.
  • Eldersveld. 1999 (University of Michigan Press: Ann Arbor) (with Paul Allen Beck, Russell J. Dalton and Robert Huckfeldt).
  • “Social-Group Polarization in 1992” in Democracy’s Feast, Herbert F. Weisberg, ed. 1994 (Chatham House: New Jersey). (with Herb Weisberg and Jon A. Krosnick)